The abdominal ultrasound scan is a diagnostic test which obtains images of theabdominal organs, being able to evaluate abdominal organs such liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, páncreas, spleen and kidneys. The same way, during exploration, intestinal tract and pelvic organs can be observed. Abdominal ultrasound is also able to explore abdominal Wall.
The abdominal ultrasound scan is a rapid diagnostic test, completely painless, without contraindications. It can be performed even to children and to pregnant women, since it uses neither radiation nor electromagnetic fields. The way its indications are multiple, abdominal ultrasound is considered to be a fundamental complementary diagnostic tool in a gastrointestinal diseases department.